The first problem I am having is hot water. We live at the very end of town and there is only one house past ours that has city water. The problem is that our water comes out luke-warm and kind of muggy. I am going through ice like no body's business and I was thinking of putting out misters but I am wondering if this would be counterproductive seeing as the water isn't very cool to begin with. Any suggestions beside draining my bank accounts buying ice for my chickens as to how to do something or why the water is so warn coming to my house? The second problem I have is a broody hen. I have tried all of the tricks to get her to stop but she is a bantam breed that is determined she is going to make even a rock hatch. I finally gave her 2 eggs because I felt so bad about her trying to sit in the egg basket when I send my daughter to gather eggs then sitting on anything that could be mistaken for an egg (she even sat on dog poo!!! ) I have ice water for her but she doesn't come off the nest until the others are going to bed (I think she is scared they will take the eggs). She is the most stubborn hen I have ever seen when it comes to hatching eggs and I'm afraid that this heat will kill her. Any suggestions on keeping her nest cool since it seems that she won't come off the eggs even though her life depends on it?